When your dentist recommends periodontal surgery, it may sound frightening and intimidating. The reality is you should not hesitate to have this dental procedure for the sake of your total oral health.
What Is Periodontal Surgery?
These dental procedures are performed by a periodontist. They are meant to restore the function and form of the bone, ligament, and gum tissue. The most common reason for periodontal surgery is treating gum disease.
While a number of options are available, your periodontist may choose to perform laser periodontal therapy. This minimally invasive dental procedure is easier and more effective for your periodontal specialist, and easier for you. It is a simple, pain-free procedure with a faster healing time than traditional surgery.
Is Periodontal Treatment Right For You?
An examination by your periodontist is the first step in determining if this treatment is best for your situation. With your cooperation, your total oral health can greatly improve.
After your periodontal treatment, you must pay special attention to home oral care. You need to keep your teeth and gums clean, and not allow plaque to build up on or between your teeth. You also need to make a commitment to regular dental visits. Routine cleanings and exams will keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease can plummet your oral health by increasing your risk of tooth loss and other oral health issues. If you are noticing signs of gum disease, or if you tried other treatments and they did not work, consult with your periodontist and ask if periodontal surgery is the best option for you.
This relatively simple procedure can improve the health of your gums, and help you retain your natural teeth. See Dr. Stoner to explore how a dental procedure that produces very little discomfort you can enhance your total oral health for a lifetime.